Can baby eat orange?

Discussion in 'Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers' started by Velvenie, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Velvenie

    Velvenie Member

    Dear mummies,

    I just wonder that can my 6 mths old bb eat orange? My mil keep asking me when ds can start eat/drink fruits juice? What kind of fruits is suitable for 6 mths old baby?
    Any idea?
     
  2. ezenne

    ezenne New Member

    i gave my son grapes and apples when he's abt 6months... think not oranges as this moment
     
  3. retrobell

    retrobell Member

    mum and aunts said orange too cooling for baby, may cause phlegm. i gave her apple, strawberry, kiwi, banana, grape, mango, papaya.. erm.. too much?
     
  4. LoVeS

    LoVeS Well-Known Member

    Orange cannot b taken by bb under 1yrs old coz too acidic for them which will cause tummy probs for them like diarrhea or etc etc
     
  5. I let my baby suck one piece of orange when I eat...
    she loves it!~
    but not often, like once a week??

    anyway sometimes I will give her grapes juice(which is really abit!) cos it's small & got to squeeze & squeeze.
     
  6. LoVeS

    LoVeS Well-Known Member

    So lucky for ur bb, i rmb my mil let my ds eat very tiny pieces of orange end up he diarrhea :embarrassed:
     
  7. Velvenie

    Velvenie Member


    I told my mil as well but but ... u noe lah, old people will always ask 1 lah cos my ds will poo poo once every 4/5 days.

    Thanks to all mummies.
     
  8. LoVeS

    LoVeS Well-Known Member

    Ya i knw wat u mean coz my mil aso like tt who refused to listen n believe wat i said so when ds diarrhea normally she will always insist it isnt cause by the orange ds took.

    Yes i dun deny fruits r gd for children BUT sum fruits r nt suitable for bb below 1yr old coz their tummy r nt strong enuff + havent fully mature yet so the stomach cant take in acidic fruits like oranges, starfruits, pineapples n kiwis.

    My ds took starfruits n oranges b4 frm my mil n she nv learnt her lessons coz she always insist nt those fruits tat cause diarrhea so normally i will let DH handle her instead. :tlaugh:
     
  9. retrobell

    retrobell Member

    Loves, 1 year old below cannot eat kiwi ar? :eek:11: i thought it's ok to eat leh
     
  10. Porukadotzu

    Porukadotzu Active Member

    i tink better give the 'Sunripe' banana for baby.. coz its soft, taste not too strong and not too sweet
     
  11. LoVeS

    LoVeS Well-Known Member


    Depend how ripe the kiwi is coz kiwi u haf to choose very wisely so tat it doesnt taste too sour which is too acidic for bb BUT if the kiwi is ripe it should taste sweet which bb 10-12mths old can take N cannot gif more than 1 kiwi.
     
  12. Velvenie

    Velvenie Member

    Hi Loves,

    :win: normally i also ask my dh to pass message. Sumtimes really dunno how to communicate with them. Too direct reject them, they will said we don't respet them. Haiz... Are yu staying with your mil? She look after your bb izzit?
     
  13. LoVeS

    LoVeS Well-Known Member

    Ya i live wif my in laws due to HDB rules issues n most of the time i am the one taking care of my ds.
     
  14. retrobell

    retrobell Member

    i only give her a thin slice of kiwi, she seem to enjoy eating.. guess i have to pick kiwi careful. thanks for advise !:tlaugh:
     
  15. LoVeS

    LoVeS Well-Known Member

    If after eating a thin slice of kiwi n she has no prob then should b ok lah. Ya a fully ripe kiwi is important coz sum may taste sour n diff bb their tummy tolerance of foods r diff too.
     
  16. My FIL let my DD suck a piece of watermelon.

    (-.-)

    but luckily she's fine..
    she keep wanting for more!! :nah:
     
  17. retrobell

    retrobell Member

    i thought watermelon too cooling for baby? my mum told me not to feed my girl watermelon so i didn't give her
     
  18. LoVeS

    LoVeS Well-Known Member

    It up to individual parents as sum find it ok while sum dun dare to try n aso depend on the baby digestive system can take it or not. Every baby digestive systems r diff so sum bb eat already nothing wrong while other bb will haf diarrhea or other probs.
     
  19. leey

    leey Member

    Same as you,
    we don't give it to the the small kids,

    just avoid the risk fro safety. :wong19::we2Randy-git:
     
  20. Agnes Josephine

    Agnes Josephine Active Member

    I only slowly introduced fruits to my ds when he's around 10+ months old... I give him those "ang ba jio" (those short bananas as those normal ones I heard it's too liang & infants will get wind in the stomach), apples, payayas, pears, oranges (those mandarin oranges but very tiny bit) & recently grapes...

    Oranges I only let ds bite & suck the juice once in a blue moon as oranges causes phelgm...
     

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